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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Reviews

November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2008
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay, a loosely strung-together collection of sex, race, and stoner jokes, is, by any rational standard, a terrible movie, yet I kept laughing at it, and I came out of the theatre in a good mood.
April 30, 2008
A fitfully funny if somewhat less excellent sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 28, 2008
As much as I enjoyed the pot-fueled laughs and the sheer energetic lunacy of the original, I was really let down by this uninspired sequel.
April 28, 2008
The jokes all revolve around weed, stereotypes, and Neil Patrick Harris; the stereotype stuff is by far the funniest.
April 25, 2008
A guilty pleasure that retains the anarchic charms of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2008
This is one of those rare pictures that can gross you out and make you think at one and the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2008
Harold and Kumar are pothead patriots in the first feel-good torture film.
April 25, 2008
Most of the wannabe outrageous racial humor is too shallow to constitute real satire.
April 25, 2008
It's as if the filmmakers were doing something that impaired their concentration and made them lose focus on something they started.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2008
The film is carried by its charismatic stars, John Cho as Harold and Kal Penn as Kumar. Kumar plays Laurel to Harold's Hardy, continually getting the pair into messes. Cho is a marvel at displaying exasperation, his face contorting into a frown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2008
Offers a mix of nasty toilet jokes and sex gags, but the gratuitous nudity (male and female) and crazy cannabis-ness are there to serve a greater good: to mock social and political hypocrisy, a culture steeped in prejudice and pretense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2008
The whole film feels easily distracted and apt to laugh at anything. But that's okay. So is its target audience.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2008
[The movie's] idiocy serves the cause of good sense and intelligence. And no, I'm not smoking anything.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2008
I didn't laugh anywhere near as much at this far less fresh sequel - which is broader, more vulgar, more scattershot, more overtly political and a lot less funny than it sounds on paper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2008
Penn and Cho's stoner slapstick will doubtless please their obsessive fans.
April 25, 2008
While Penn and Cho remain casually cool (they're hipper than the fools who spout bigoted clichés), the movie forgets to stay true to their characters or to itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2008
With its intoxicating blend of frat boy humor and sociological satire, Escape From Guantanamo Bay is the comedy of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2008
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is no political tract, but it can be surprisingly bold.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2008
The film is far from an intelligent commentary on America's race relations...but at a time when race is at the forefront of the American discussion, it presents the topic in a way at which we can laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 25, 2008
As is so often the case with sequels, this one feels like a retread, albeit on a bigger scale.
April 24, 2008
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay embraces America's capacity for decency and kindness. The possibility that we could actually be that great country isn't just a pipe dream. Only sometimes you need a pipe to truly believe in it.
April 24, 2008
Any comedy zany enough to include a veiled, left-field reference to Clara's Heart has something going for it.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 24, 2008
It's sporadically enjoyable in a silly, mindless way and it's hard not to laugh at least a few time while awash in all the bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 24, 2008
In all its mock outrage and its daring shots at hypocrisy, bigotry and the government, Harold & Kumar, the characters and the movie, lose their subversive innocence.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2008
You find yourself smiling at some of the bits, wincing through many, many others, and ultimately wondering if the pacing would've improved had either H or K developed a terrible cocaine habit.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2008
As occasionally entertaining as it can be, Guantanamo Bay is essentially a bawdier -- but, sadly, dumber -- version of its precursor.
April 23, 2008
They're such lovable goofs that you can't help wishing their quest for White Castle fast food and their flight from Gitmo could live up to the sort of sharp satire these two bright boys deserve.
April 23, 2008
Unfortunately, nothing in Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo is funnier than its title.
March 10, 2008
In its own wacky way, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay is one of the ballsiest comedies to come out of Hollywood in a long time. No kidding.
March 10, 2008
Lacks the fresh charm that made their first such an unexpected (if guilty) pleasure.